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How Startups Can Overcome Innovation Roadblocks Threatening Growth

In the evolving business and technology landscape, innovation is a major marker of progress. However, ideas are often obstructed by hurdles that challenge the expansion of creativity. As organizations strive to pioneer new horizons, they frequently grapple with a phenomenon known as the “innovation stall.” Innovation stalls occur when the regular flow of creative ideas within an organization temporarily slows down or halts. This can result from factors like resistance to change, cultural issues, or resource constraints. Amidst these challenges , navigating the delicate balance between tradition and transformation becomes a crucial endeavor for organizations aiming to redefine the boundaries of what’s possible. What Is The Biggest Blocker To Innovation? Understanding the obstacles to innovation is pivotal for crafting effective strategies . Among the blockers, a prevalent one is resistance to change entrenched within organizational culture. Embracing innovation requires a fundamental...

Corinne Dorsey

Feb 2, 2024

Rick Ross Sets Sights On Possibly Becoming A Team Investor In Nascar

When you’re the biggest boss, every day is an opportunity to level up — or at least, that’s how it appears for Rick Ross. From Wing Stop to BelAire Rosé, the “Hustlin” emcee isn’t just flaunting a boss lifestyle through his music — he actually lives it This time, he might be looking into where he fits into the business of NASCAR. After rumors swirled that the 46-year-old could potentially join the sport as an investor, he took to Instagram to ask fans what they think the ideal partnership between the two would look like. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Biggest Boss Rick Ross (@richforever)

Shanique Yates

Jul 19, 2022

These Black Women Are Claiming Their Space In The Cannabis Industry Through Cannaclusive

Cannabis hasn’t always been inclusive for Black people, especially Black women. Now, Jessica Couch, Founder of Fayetteville Road Agency, and Cannaclusive’s Kassia Graham are working to break down all barriers put in place to keep them from reaping the benefits of the plant. “Black women alone are some of the top users of complementary and alternative medicine,” Couch explained to AfroTech. “So that’s our tinctures, our teas, we pray, we do all of this other stuff besides subjecting to just taking medicine that’s prescribed to us.” At Cannaclusive, it’s about Black women finally reaping the benefits for the work that’s put in. “It’s imperative that Black women are involved in the cannabis industry,” said Cannaclusive Director of Community & Strategy, Kassia Graham via email. “Like Black men and others impacted by the war on drugs, Black women deserve to reap any benefits from medical and adult-use legalization due to a history of being disenfranchised by the state and federal...

Shanique Yates

Oct 22, 2021

Jay-Z's Roc Nation Co-Launches Disruptive Multimedia Platform Celebrating Culture And Luxury

Roc Nation is launching yet another culture-shifting platform for the world of luxury. Today, the Jay-Z founded company announced a partnership with Modern Luxury Media — America’s largest luxury media company — to launch a new disruptive brand and multimedia platform called “EDITION by Modern Luxury,” a press release reports. The new outlet aims to both “amplify and elevate voices that are shaping popular culture.” “The importance of elevating the voices of such a powerful community has never been greater,” Brett Yormark — president of business operations & strategy for Roc Nation — said in a statement. “We are excited to devote our efforts in creating a platform that is not only exciting but necessary in order to push the luxury media industry forward.” Roc Nation co-founder and CEO Desiree Perez echoed his statement noting Modern Luxury Media’s history of building brands in luxury that drive impactful content. “We couldn’t think of a better partner to launch EDITION,” she said,...

Njera Perkins

Jul 22, 2021

Meet Kibi Anderson, the Emmy-Winning Producer and Former President of 'Red Table Talk'

The “Red Table Talk” launched on Facebook in May 2018 and soared way beyond many expectations. The show featured Jada Pinkett-Smith, her daughter Willow Smith, and her mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris discussing trauma, abuse, mental illness, and a variety of issues often avoided in the Black community. For many people, the show became a source of healing for their traumas while it also provided a template that communities of color could follow to address broader issues. Recently, we sat down with Kibi Anderson, Emmy-award winning producer and former President at Red Table Talk Enterprises to discuss her career and how she thinks the show has changed the culture. In the Beginning Anderson hails from Seattle, WA, and, early in life, was exposed to the amalgamation of cultures that forms the city’s rich personality. She also became intensely curious about Asian cultures. At the tender age of 16, she packed her bags and headed to Singapore to complete her senior year of high school. The...

Colleen Williams

May 28, 2020

Grind Culture Is Not Sustainable

If you look through social media, grind culture is romanticized across platforms. This idea of always working, always creating, and doing so without giving yourself a break has become the “key” to success — just ask some of tech’s biggest names. “There are way easier places to work, but nobody ever changed the world on 40 hours a week,” Elon Musk tweeted, back in November of 2018. But if you love what you do, it (mostly) doesn’t feel like work — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 27, 2018 Here’s the thing: it doesn’t matter how much you love your job — it’s still work, which means you still need to take breaks from it. I have been writing since I was ten years old but I clock at least eight hours a day on my computer between my day job and freelancing. I’m not going to spend another eight hours working on different side projects. People often bring up celebrities or members of the one percent to guilt working-class people into throwing themselves in daily jobs or extra side hustles....

Vanessa Taylor

Sep 5, 2019